Feb 21, 2014
posted in Weddings

Last April, I had the privilege of traveling to the Colorado Springs area to photograph one of the most wonderful weddings I’ve done to date. Brandon and Kandra are one of those couples who are perfect together, and the joy of the day was present in every detail and person who attended. Kandra and I go WAY back, as our families are great friends of ours. We have old photos of Kandra and I playing together as babies, and we’ve always felt so loved and supported by her family. It made her wedding day that much sweeter to see my old friend marry her best friend, and I couldn’t approve of Brandon more. They are wonderful! This was one of those weddings where I didn’t feel like I was working. Rather, I was along for the ride and was so happy to capture all of it. Their wedding and reception was held at The Pinery at Black Forest, which is a gorgeous venue. Speaking of gorgeous, let’s talk about those Jimmy Choo shoes… I may have drooled a little over these beauties. Enjoy some favorites from the day, and cheers to Brandon and Kandra!

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Feb 21, 2014
posted in Family

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Feb 21, 2014
posted in Engagement

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Oct 01, 2013
posted in Business, Personal
I am so excited to share with you all that my husband and I are expecting our first little bundle of joy at the end of March/early April! We are absolutely thrilled! I’ve been pretty off the grid lately as I’ve been navigating this whole pregnancy business that has taken its toll on my changing body, as it does with all pregnant women! The all-day nausea, morning sickness, constant hunger combined with no appetite, aches and other awesome bodily functions I won’t mention (you’re welcome) have sent me into survival mode to keep up with my job and life events in general. While it’s been uncomfortable and frustrating a lot of the time, I can’t explain the utter joy I feel despite all the discomfort. I’ve never prayed more in my life or meditated more than I have these past 14 weeks. This phase in my life right now allows me a lot of alone time, and while I thrive on social interaction, I’ve been so blessed by this time to really process where we are in our lives at this very moment. It’s been a unique and beautiful blessing and I’ll always cherish this precious time for many reasons, which is a big reason why we’ve waited to share our news until now! Now we can’t wait to find out if we’re having a boy or girl… Either way, we praise God for this amazing gift! (UPDATE: IT’S A BOY!)Untitled-1
My best friend, Kacie, called me yesterday to say that she was going to be in town and she was at our disposal to take photos for our announcement if we wanted. We haven’t been putting it off, but getting me to feel better has been our top priority rather than an announcement. In all honesty, she didn’t really give us a choice because she’s been just as excited for us to share the news as we’ve been! Luckily, Kacie came to the rescue as she always does and snapped the photos below for us last night in our backyard and we are so grateful! We are also so overwhelmingly grateful for the outpouring of love everyone has shown us just since last night! Our hearts are so full from the love you all have shown and we can’t wait to share this journey with you all! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!Untitled-1
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CLIENTS
I absolutely adore every one of my clients and their constant support, so first of all, thank you for always being so great and supportive! I’ve made the tough decision to not take any weddings or portrait sessions for 2014 besides the couple I have already committed to. I may announce the occasional opportunity to book a session at various points in 2014, but I will let everyone know when I’m back to a regular schedule. While this is a tough decision, my family comes first and I want to take as much time as possible to spend with this new little one while I can, so thanks for understanding!Untitled-1
Here are some of the photos Kacie took last night. Thanks lady! We sure do love you and your family!Untitled-1
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Jul 15, 2013
posted in Personal, Travel

The second leg of our trip took us up to Beaver Creek and Vail, Colorado, where we ate, hiked, biked, and explored. It was gorgeous! I’m discovering a trend in my travels each year… something about the west always draws me in and beckons me to come. It has such a hold on me and it always will. Enjoy!

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Jul 15, 2013
posted in Personal, Travel

A couple of weeks ago, Zach and I took some much needed time off and traveled west. We had such a fun time during our week full of great sights, great food, great weather, great entertainment, and most of all, great company. Santa Fe was our first stop, and though we were only there for one full day and evening, there was so much to see. After an unforgettable margarita and meal at The Shed restaurant our first night, we plopped down on the grass in the Plaza, ate ice cream, and listened to a couple of great bands as part of their summer concert series. It was a summer evening for the books! The art was beautiful and the food was even more incredible. Here are some favorites from our time in Santa Fe!

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May 10, 2013
posted in Personal

My handsome husband is 25 today! I really don’t know what I would do without him. He is a special gift from God and I’m so thankful we were brought together by the powers that be. I’m so ridiculously proud of all Zach has accomplished in his 25 short years of life, and it blows my mind to see how hard he is working to achieve his dreams of becoming a doctor. I don’t know how he manages to stay so level, calm and driven, all the while being an incredible husband who shows me so much love and support EVERY SINGLE DAY. How I managed become the proud wife of this smart, hilarious, sweet and devilishly handsome man is beyond me, but I praise God for the endless joy he brings to our lives. He fills my heart so full. Today is about celebrating the wonderful man he is and will continue to be. Zach, I’m so proud of you and I love you with all of my heart.

Thank you for being wonderful you.

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May 03, 2013
posted in Bridal

We had a bridal session with Jordan that had so many great shots, but there is something about these portraits of Jordan from her actual wedding day that keep me coming back to them. She had such a glow about her on the big day, so here are a few favorites. Thanks for letting me part of your special day!

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May 03, 2013
posted in Family

Love this couple and their style! Enjoy a few favorites from my session with Zach and Tori.

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May 03, 2013
posted in Family

You may or may not remember a post from last summer about my first experience with birth photography. It was an experience I’ll never forget and one I hope to do many more times in the future! A lot of things made the experience extra special, especially being able to capture this moment in my best friend’s life when Roslyn Kate came into the world. Since then, sweet Roslyn has grown so much and is the sweetest baby on the planet. I can’t believe she is already almost 10 months old! This girl is all smiles and her two-tooth smile melts everyone who is lucky enough to see her. She is an adventurous red-headed beauty, and watching her grow is one of life’s sweetest blessings. Here are some favorites from her 9-month session!

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